BAGGĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1893-1921), was born during Assū 1950 Bk/September-October 1893, the son of Bhāī Gaṅgā Siṅgh and Māī Mallāṅ, a peasant couple of Chakk No. 38 Devā Siṅghvālā in Sheikhūpurā district, in the newly developed canal area in western Punjab by the British. He learnt reading and writing in Gurmukhī script from the village granthī and took the initiation of the Khālsā at the age of 18. He was of a lissom athletic build interested in village sports and was also a member of the village holy choir. He attended the Akālī congregation at Dhārovālī on 1-3 October 1920. Impressed by the fiery speeches of Akālī reformers there, he became a member of the Dhārovālī Akālī Jathā led by Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh, and attained martyrdom in Gurdwārā Janam Asthān on 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī